Director: Mr. Geisler (Member of United States Chess Federation and Illinois Chess Association Youth Committee)
Grades: 2nd through 8th
How Students are Selected:
Generally, about 5 students from each participating grade level are selected after tryouts held in October. Students who participated in the previous year are automatically invited back on the team.
Beginning in October, the Chess Club will meet twice a week. Free Chess Fridays will begin in late September.
What do students gain from being a part of the Chess Club?
Not only is chess one of the world's oldest games, but also it is a way for modern players to acquire several life skills. These include focusing, visualizing, thinking ahead, weighing different options, analyzing situations, and evaluating a plan.
The Bateman Chess team has become a well-respected competitor in the Chicago scholastic chess world. This co-ed club has helped develop life-long friendships and a competitive spirit rooted in sportsmanship and commitment to improvement.